Nice War Aid BD John, very nice. Not sure why if he is signals that he has the tongs badge. Most WA BD's were issued in Italy 43 onward.
Whatever its just an opinion.
Hi John, I think these are the "Rolls Royce" of Battledress.
I echo Jerry's comments.
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many thanks both, I did wonder about the trade badge, I thought more than likely to see them on ordnance corps or REME, it looks a period piece and appears as its been on for some time.
The only thing that I don't like about it is the Hammer and Tongs badge. This is a REME trade badge, (Articifer), and, therefore, IMO, does not go with the BD, as it stands, otherwise, I like it, a lot!!
As a retired Tiffy REME I know a bit about Army tradesmen history and the badge just dosen't fit. Did the owner transfer to REME?
Is there any name on the BD that could be traced to a RS to REME transfer? Intruging isn't it??
Great item, Good luck with your researches!
nice one !